Blitzmann took a step back to admire his handiwork. Beside him stood Ulrich, one of his rock-like eyebrows raised.
"Well," said Blitzmann. "What do you think?"
"It's very creative, Doc, like always. Although..." Ulrich hesitated. "You could have built a pair of hands for him."
Blitzmann waved his hand dismissively. "Yes, yes, but that would have been boring. This is much more exciting, no?"
Ulrich had to admit that it was. He pointed at the mass of whirring gears and clicking widgets that sprouted from the bound man's arm. "What does this do?"
"Haven't the foggiest," Blitzmann said.
Music of the now: Lights Out, by Rick Astley (Yes, that Rick Astley)